A draft warrant for the arrest of Argentinian President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has been found at the apartment of Alberto Nisman, the prosecutor found dead one day before testifying against Kirchner’s alleged role in covering up a deadly bombing.
News of the draft’s existence was first reported by the Argentinian newspaper El Clarin, which stated that the warrant was discovered in Nisman’s trash after he had been found dead from a gunshot wound on January 18. The warrant also requested the arrest of Argentina’s foreign minister, Hector Timerman, according to the New York Times.
El Clarin’s initial report sent shockwaves through Argentina, especially when Viviana Fein, the prosecutor in charge of looking into Nisman’s death, initially denied that the draft existed. That same day, Kirchner’s Chief of the Cabinet, Jorge Capitanich, ripped up a copy of the paper’s report in front of journalists and called it “trash.”